Friday’s official matchday programme is a very special Back at The Valley edition as the club celebrates the 30th anniversary of its iconic return home.
The bumper 92-page programme contains a number of features and tales commemorating the Addicks' return to SE7 three decades ago following seven years in exile.
There is an exclusive interview with Colin Walsh, who etched his name into Charlton folklore on December 5th, 1992 by scoring the club’s first goal back at The Valley in a 1-0 triumph against Portsmouth.
Bob Bolder, the Addicks’ goalkeeper on that memorable day in 1992, he reflects on that win over Pompey and details the exceptional work of the Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) that has now spanned a remarkable 30 years.
Steve Sutherland, Chair of the club’s 30th Anniversary Back At The Valley Committee, looks back on the creation of CACT and details its remarkable growth under Jason Morgan MBE.
Elsewhere, Rick Everitt, who was part of the movement to get Charlton back to The Valley, recalls the red revolution that ultimately ensured the club could eventually return home all those years ago.
Meanwhile, there is an exclusive interview with full-back Steven Sessegnon, who discusses his ambition to do something special with the Addicks this season as the second half of the campaign edges into view.
As always, Ben Garner pens his programme notes and Valley Review also rounds up all of the latest news from the club’s U21s, U18s and the women's team.
Friday’s celebratory matchday programme can be purchased for £5 from in and around the ground.
Charlton return to The Valley on Friday to take on Cheltenham Town. Adult tickets cost just £19.92 as the club celebrates 30 Years Back At The Valley and all 2022/23 season-ticket holders are invited to bring a friend to the game for free. Click here to purchase your tickets.
(Article by Alex Forrest)